UPGRADE YOUR RIDE

Do you want ride faster, ride further or simply feel more comfortable on the bike?
We have accumulated a few ways to help you boost your ride.

NUTRITION:

May it be for a long cold ride or a steep climb on a hot day. We all indulge in bars and gels but there is something more you can look forward to…

You need something exciting and something that will enter the bloodstream really fast. Key fuels that will keep you pumped up are Fructose and glucose. There are many quick DIY meals like oat-bases snacks or switch up your brands and try some chocolate bars or gummy sweets.

WIDER TYRES:

When things get slippery, you need tires that are going to give you more confidence. Wider tires will increase the contact with he road, giving you more grip and you can run it at a lower pressure.

Be sure to check the maximum size of the tire your bike can accommodate before buying.

DROP OF SOME WEIGHT:

The most common change is switching bigger components like wheels and handlebars for carbon fiber and it is possible to drop a few grams on inexpensive upgrades.

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CLIMBING POSTIONS:

Is there a hill you have been eyeing but just cannot find enough enthusiasm to tackle it? Here are a few tips to help you:

Make sure your saddle height is comfortable.

  1. Pick an easy gear,
  2. Keep your cadence steady,
  3. Hold the top of the bars & sit up straight,

CHECK YOUR CLEATS:

You do want to ride for many more years, right? So, it is essential that you look after your knees and legs.

Check in with your local bike shop to help you dial in your cleat position.

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BE MORE AREO:

This is a quick way to keep your energy expenditure as low as possible and to gain speed on a bike with little effort. Maybe these pointers could help as well:

  • Keep your forearms flat to the level of the bars or hold onto the drops
  • Keep your head up to allow air to pass over your helmet as it was designed.
  • Bring your shoulders together to make yourself narrower. This tends to have more of an impact than getting low down.

 

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